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The service orientation of … everything

...One interesting SOA trend that has emerged outside of the traditional application development domain is the service orientation of content—transforming monolithic documents into topic-oriented chunks that can be composed to create new documents and deliverables. DITA was conceived as a model for improving the reuse of content assets by turning them into well defined topic-oriented components.

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Arbortext as DITA editor?

Hi, I'm a tech writer and a new user of DITA. My company says that I can use any DITA editor I want and will buy me an editor (such as Arbortext) if I so choose. I'm wondering whether any of you have any feedback to give me on Arbortext vs. other DITA editors for creating on-line or Web-based Help. I know that JoAnn Hackos promotes the use of Arbortext, given that her new book on DITA uses Arbortext examples throughout.

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Installing FrameMaker Adapter for DITA Open Toolkit

I am trying to install the FrameMaker Adapter for the DITA Open Toolkit. I was able to add the DITA-OT application to the structapps.fm file in my FrameMaker 8 installation, but when I tried to generate sample FrameMaker output (step 1.3 in the framemake_adapter_adapter0.8\FrameMaker_adapter\ReadMe.html file) with this command:

ant -Dargs.input="samples\sequence.ditamap" dita2fmxml

I received this message:

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DITA Newsletter 1.8

DITA Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, March, 2008


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KMWorld Magazine Lists DocZone.com® in the “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” for Second Consecutive Year

March 4, 2007 – Bedford, NH – DocZone.com (www.doczone.com) today announced that KMWorld Magazine, a leading publisher for the e-content industry, has once again recognized them as one of the “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for 2008. This is the second consecutive year that DocZone.com has received this prestigious award, which is compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers and colleagues.

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